About the Program
The Program in Peace and Development Studies provides basic theoretical knowledge to explain the broad empirical patterns of contemporary armed conflict. Moreover, it offers an opportunity to do an internship to gain valuable experience.
After reading both subjects the first year (A-courses) you select a major - Peace and Conflict- or Development Studies – for your continued studies (B-and C-level).
Even within the courses taught in the respective subjects, the links between the processes that are central to peace and conflict and development are highlighted to provide a holistic view of these processes and how they affect each other.
Focus is on giving you nuanced analytical perspectives to general patterns of change and continutiy in national and regional contexts. Irrespective of your choice of specialization, you are free to choose from a number of independent internationally oriented courses as a minor, 60 credits (ECTS).
If you are interested in languages, you can choose to study a language course as a minor or focus on a particular region, such as Russia or China. The idea is that you as a student, within a program leading to a degree, will be able to select a profile of your choice.
About the Teaching
The program is mainly based on lectures and seminars. The number of lectures vary but are as a rule between four and eight hours a week. Some lectures will include guest speakers from organizations within the field. The rest of the time is dedicated to independent studies based on reading the course literature and prepare for seminars.
The program includes literature and lectures in both English and Swedish. Some courses are taught entirely in English or entirely in Swedish, while others include options in both languages. This means that the program offers the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of both spoken and written English in the fields of peace and development.
After you have written your bachelor thesis you can choose to do an internship semester. We will help you to get in touch with the relevant organizations or agencies both in Sweden and internationally.